In today's competitive food and beverage industry, with more and more quality-oriented consumers, three legal areas have become of particular concern:
(1) the companies' interest to protect their trade secrets in the form of recipes and formulas
(2) the requirements of accurate labeling and risks related to mislabeling
(3) product liability resulting from substances and ingredients of foods or beverages
These concerns are emphasized in connection with acquisitions of food and beverage businesses as a result of disclosure requirements, risk allocation questions and indemnification negotiations in M&A transactions.
The presentation provides practical guidance (using some recent examples) on how to address typical issues encountered in this area to successfully negotiate such an acquisition.
I. Understand a company's interest in protecting its trade secrets in the form of recipes and formulas
II. Identify the requirements of accurate labeling and risks related to mislabeling
III. Recognize product liability concerns resulting from substances and ingredients of foods or beverages
Mr. Flagel is a member of the Corporate Department and has extensive experience in domestic and cross-border corporate transactions. He counsels corporations and individuals on the acquisition and sale of companies and business lines through mergers, auctions, bankruptcy sales, and management and leveraged buy-outs.
Mr. Flagel is also a member of the firm’s German Practice and counsels a number of German clients, which he advises, relying on the wide spectrum of services offered by Gibbons, on a broad scope of commercial legal issues, including company formations, negotiations of commercial contracts, realestate, employment questions, litigation, and intellectual property.
Mr. Flagel also has broad experience in securities matters, including public equity and debt offerings; venture capital financings; corporate governance under SEC and listing rules; private placements, including Private Investment in Public Equity (PIPEs); and cross-border public and private offerings. He has published numerous articles on corporate and securities law matters in both the United States and Germany.
He was great
Content was first rate. Video technology worked extremely well.
The presentation was on point and provided some interesting aspects of an M&A transaction in the food & Beverage field.
esoteric area of practice but interesting
Good presentation; educational, useful, and easy to follow.
unlike some other "specialty" topics, this one stayed focus on it's subject matter of F&B
Excellent content and expert speaker
Good class and use of real world examples
Much of this would apply to any business with trade secrets, so it was very useful beyond the specific subject area.
Excellent in every way. I wish that Lawline would offer more courses related to M&A. A perfect course.
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